Enrollment FAQs

COVID-19 UPDATE (8/21/200): Please note that due to the health and safety protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 virus, only PIC staff and children are allowed in our buildings. This has changed parts of the enrollment process.

Please contact Enrollment Coordinator Grace Silow at 215-222-5480 or email gpiana@parentinfantcenter.org to learn more about the current process.

When should I apply? 

We accept applications throughout the year. We begin reviewing applications in January and decisions are made in early spring for summer and fall enrollment. Our enrollment period is generally between June through October. Learn more about our enrollment process

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, the wait list is generally 12-18 months for all age groups, but a child's age, number of days a family needs care, and when a child is ready to start may impact the availability of an opening at our Center.

What are the tuition rates?

Our tuition rates vary by age group and schedule preference. Please see our full list of rates on our Tuition & Affordability page.

How do I submit my application?

Due to COVID-19, only PIC staff and children are allowed in our buildings at this time. You may send applications in the mail or drop them in the Enrollment mailbox located outside the Sweet Building. It will be to the your left and is attached to the ramp as you walk up to the building.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once the Enrollment Office has your application and $35 application fee, you will receive a confirmation email from the Enrollment Office. Families applying for PIC's Pre-K Counts program do not need to include an application fee.

How do I schedule a tour?

After you have submitted your application and received an email confirming that your application has been received and processed, please contact Grace Silow at gpiana@parentinfantcenter or call 215-222-5480.

What happens after the tour?

After your tour, we recommend that you check in with the Enrollment Coordinator once every 2 months via email to gpiana@parentinfantcenter.org or call 215-222-5480. We will make a note of your continued interest and your application will remain active.

Do you accept Child Care Works subsidy (formerly CCIS)?

Yes, learn more about eligibility here

Do you have a Pre-K Counts Program

PIC partners with Pennsylvania to offer the state-wide Pre-K Counts program, which provides no cost pre-kindergarten education for eligible children ages 3 to 5. The program is free for those who qualify and operates on an academic (September - June) calendar. Learn more about PIC's Pre-K Counts Program here.

How old does my child have to be to apply and enroll in Pre-K Counts program?

Your child should be at least 2 years old to apply for Pre-K Counts program, and must be 3 years old by August 31 to be eligible for the upcoming school year. Learn more about PIC's Pre-K Counts Enrollment here.

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Yes, yearly applications for Tuition Assistance are made available in May and accepted throughout the year. Learn more about Tuition Assistance here.